Last week I was on board the Super Star Virgo (a cruise ship) cruising the Malacca Straits with the Luckin family. The cruise went from Singapore, to Penang, Phuket, KL and Redang. It was nice to have a week of doing nothing and relaxing - no work to think about, not feeling guilty about missing a training session and eating all the food I wanted (we went a little crazy on the buffets....). This holiday has been planned for a while and has been an important 'flag in the sand'. I gave myself a few months of unstructured training after the Busselton 70.3 and this cruise represented the start of my Ironman program.
Redang Island - Malaysia
Mark, Lisa and I on the ship
Lisa and I in the 'Bella Vista'
View from the Singapore Flyer
Redang Island, Malaysia
As of Monday, Ironman training has begun.... My training volume was low this week, however I will increase the distance over the next 4 weeks.
Swim - 9km
Bike - 170km
Run - 52km
The sun is starting to show slightly earlier in the morning but the rain is still here! I am looking forward to seeing the end of this miserable weather.
Stay tuned for updates as I prepare for my first Ironman on 4 December 2011.